Online Associate Degrees in Technology

An online associate degree in technology may provide students with the early training and skills needed to work in the different fields of computer science. In these two-year programs, students may learn how to program network management software, utilize state-of-the-art technology, and gain strong decision-making capabilities. Possible areas of concentration may include information technology, network security, database programming, and web development.

Upon graduation, students may either seek entry-level employment or transfer their credits into a baccalaureate-level program. Associate-level graduates may find employment opportunities in construction, computer manufacturing, software publishing, healthcare, and electronics.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED
  • Program Length: Two years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Entry-Level Employment or Bachelor’s Program
  • Projected Employment Growth: 30% (2010-2020)*

Program Concentrations

An associate-level technology degree program may include a combination of general education requirements, technology-focused electives, and core coursework in the chosen area of concentration. Students may complete courses such as website development, database foundations, and introduction to management. Possible areas of concentration for a technology associate degree program may include the following:

  • Information Technology
  • Web Development
  • Database Programming
  • Network Security
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Programming

Career Options

Associate-level graduates may seek employment opportunities in software publishing, computer manufacturing, web development, construction, healthcare, and electronics. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for those pursuing careers are software developers are expected to increase by 30% from 2010-2020.*

Possible careers include:

  • Software Developer
  • Network Specialist
  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Health Information Manager
  • Information Security Analyst

Continuing Education

Students who successfully complete an online associate degree in technology program may opt to further their education and transfer their credits into a baccalaureate-level program. A bachelor’s degree in technology may provide students with in-depth training in their chosen area of concentration.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

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